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Beijing & the Great Wall Extension

Walk Along the Great Wall, Visit the Forbidden City & See Highlights of Ancient China
3 Days From $1225 (+internal air)
Witness the intersection of China’s storied past and dynamic present on an exploration of Chinese culture and history in Beijing. Walk atop the 2,000-year-old Great Wall as it undulates over the hilly landscape outside the city, and marvel at the vast expanse of stone that protected Chinese dynasties for centuries. Touch Beijing’s storied past on a guided tour of the Forbidden City, a sprawling complex of ancient buildings, and stroll across Tiananmen Square, where demonstrators made history. Visit the Temple of Heaven, an architectural masterpiece where emperors held elaborate prayer ceremonies. And meander through the tree-lined alleyways of Beijing’s centuries-old hutong neighborhoods, where Chinese cultural traditions continue. For a classic Chinese culinary experience, feast on Peking duck at a lively local restaurant. 

Trip Highlights

  • Walk the Great Wall of ChinaVisit the Great Wall of China, built over 2,000 years ago to protect China from marauding northern tribes, and walk along its undulating expanse
  • Enter the Forbidden CityExplore the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex that was home to Chinese emperors for more than 500 years and is now a public museum encompassing 800 buildings 
  • See Older and Contemporary SitesTour the 15th-century Temple of Heaven, site of imperial prayer ceremonies, and walk through Tiananmen Square for an encounter with more contemporary Chinese history

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